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Dr. Catherine Coxon

Associate Prof Environmental Sciences (Geology)
ANATOMY BUILDING

Associate Prof Environmental Sciences (Trinity Centre for the Environment)

  Earth science and hydrology   Environmental Science   Fresh water pollution   Hydrogeology   Water Pollution   Water Resources, Environmental Impacts
 EcoMetrics - environmental supporting conditions for Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems
 Emerging organic contaminants arising in rural environments: investigations in karst and fractured bedrock aquifers
 Nitrogen attenuation along delivery pathways in agricultural catchments
 Development of an ecohydrology framework for setting environmental flow standards for Irish rivers
 Interactions between hydrology and ecology of dune slack ecosystems

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Member of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) 1984 present
President of IAH Irish Group 2000 2003
Secretary of IAH Irish Group 1988 1990
Member of IAH International Commission on Hydrogeology of Karst 1990 present
Member of Irish Groundwater Working Group for the Water Framework Directive 2003 present
Member of Irish Working Group on Karst 1995 present
Member of Geosciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy 2004 2008
Member of Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland 1995 present
Member of Women in Technology and Science 1990 present
Member of Irish Quaternary Association 1996 present
Member of Irish Geological Association 1993 present
McAleer, E.B., Coxon, C.E., Richards, K.G., Jahangir, M.M.R., Grant, J. & Mellander, P.E. , Groundwater nitrate reduction versus dissolved gas production: A tale of two catchments, Science of the Total Environment, 586, 2017, p372 - 389, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McManus, S-L., Coxon, C.E., Mellander, P-E., Danaher, M. & Richards, K.G., Hydrogeological characteristics influencing the occurrence of pesticides and pesticide metabolites in groundwater across the Republic of Ireland, Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 2017, p594 - 602, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Minet, E.P., Goodhue, R., Meier-Augenstein, W., Kalin, R.M., Fenton, O., Richards, K.G. & Coxon, C.E., Combining stable isotopes with contamination indicators: a method for improved investigation of nitrate sources and dynamics in aquifers with mixed nitrogen inputs, Water Research, 124, 2017, p85 - 96, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Coxon, C. & Wynne, C., Foreword to Special Issue, Advances in water research: evidence-based contributions to management and policy in Ireland under the Water Framework Directive, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 116B, (3), 2016, p133 - 134, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Wilson, J., Coxon, C. & Rocha, C., A GIS and remote sensing based screening tool for assessing the potential for groundwater discharge to lakes in Ireland, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 116B, (3), 2016, p265 - 277, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Tedd, K., Hunter Williams, N., Coxon, C., Kelly, C., Carey, S., Doherty, D., Duncan, N. & Raymond, S., Further development and appraisal of the Geological Survey of Ireland's potentially denitrifying bedrock map, Efficient use of different sources of nitrogen in agriculture - from theory to practice (19th Nitrogen Workshop), Skara, Sweden, 27-29 June 2016, 2016, pp209 - 210, Published Abstract, PUBLISHED
Wilson, J., Rocha, C. & Coxon, C., Combining earth observation and geochemical tracing techniques for groundwater detection and evaluation in Ireland, EPA Research Report, 172, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency, 2016, 56 pp., Notes: [Relevant to implementation of EU Water Framework Directive], Report, PUBLISHED  URL
Foster, S., Tyson, G., Colvin, C., Wireman, M., Manzano, M,, Kreamer, D., Goldscheider, N. & Coxon, C., Ecosystem conservation and groundwater, International Association of Hydrogeologists Strategic Overview Series, 2016, p6 pp. , Review Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kimberley, S. & Coxon, C., Developing status tests for selected Irish groundwater-dependent terrestrial ecosystem (GWDTE) types as part of groundwater body status assessment under the EU Water Framework Directive, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 115B, (2), 2015, p1 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
McAleer, E., Mellander, P-E, Coxon, C., Richards, K.G. & Jahangir, M., Groundwater denitrification in two agricultural river catchments: influence of hydrogeological setting and aquifer geochemistry, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 12-17 April 2015, 17, (EGU2015-12889), 2015, Meeting Abstract, PUBLISHED
  

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Webster, K., Tedd, K., Coxon, C. & Donohue, I., Environmental flow assessment for Irish rivers, Irish Groundwater Newsletter, 54, 2016, p39 - 41, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wilson, J., Rocha, C. & Coxon, C., Using GIS and natural tracers to evaluate groundwater discharge to lakes, Integrated Hydrogeology: Contemporary Principles, Policy and Practice (Proceedings of 35th Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group), Tullamore, Offaly, 21-22 April 2015, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group), 2015, ppV.3 - V.10, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Coxon, C., Water quality in Irish karst aquifers, Water Resource Management: The Role of Hydrogeology (Proceedings of 34th Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group), Tullamore, Offaly, 15-16 April 2014, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group), 2014, ppII.9 - II.18, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kimberley, S. & Coxon, C., Environmental supporting conditions for groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 50, 2012, p38 - 40, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tedd, K., Misstear, B., Coxon, C., Daly, D., Hunter Williams, T., Craig, M. & Mannix, A., A review of groundwater levels in the south-east of Ireland, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency, 2011, 106pp, Report, PUBLISHED
Cunha Pereira, H., Coxon, C. & Allott, N., Turlough water quality and implications for groundwater management, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Groundwater Conference, International Association of Hydrogeologists Irish Group, Tullamore, Offaly, 21-22 April 2009, edited by Bartley, P. , IAH (Irish Group), 2009, pp107 - 110, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
McManus, S., Richards, K.G. & Coxon, C.E., Pesticide occurrence in Irish groundwaters, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 47, 2009, p12 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Richards, K., Khalil, M., Fenton, O., Barrett, M., Jahangir, M., Johnston, P., Coxon, C. & O'Flaherty, V., Investigating subsoil and groundwater denitrification in Ireland, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 47, 2009, p15 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Daly, D., Hunter-Williams, T. & Jennings, S., Managing groundwater bodies in the Shannon pilot river basin for the Water Framework Directive, Proceedings of the Pilot River Basin Workshop - Groundwater & Water Framework Directive Management Plan, Rome, Italy, 3-4 May 2004, Tevere River Basin Authority, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Water pollution: the need to protect water resources in karst areas in, editor(s)Daly, D., Drew, D., Deakin, J., Ball, D., Parkes, M. & Wright, G. , The Karst of Ireland, Dublin, Karst Working Group / Geological Survey of Ireland, 2000, pp26 - 28, [Coxon, C.E. & Daly, D.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED

  

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I carry out research within the broad area of environmental earth science, mainly on groundwater quality. My specific interests include: · Rural groundwater quality problems, particularly nutrients and synthetic organic compounds · Groundwater vulnerability assessment and protection schemes · Karst hydrogeology and karst groundwater protection · Phosphorus loss to surface waters by different hydrological pathways · Groundwater - surface water interactions and integrated catchment management